Don’t Know What to Write About, but I’m Grateful

By Gaby Smith

There are moments like today that I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I try my best to be a real, upfront person.

When you ask me how I am, I tell you. If you were to ask me what this article is going to be about, I’d tell you I have no idea. Read More

How Keeping Track of your Children’s Shoes Can Save Their Life: Protecting Your Children From Human Trafficking

By Ana Borden

According to a report issued by the Department of Children & Family Services earlier this year, as well as according to Homeland Security officials, human trafficking cases are on a considerable rise in New Orleans. Read More

Worth More than Gold

By Kate Taliaferro
Contributing blogger

We all have broken places in our lives. It’s a simple fact of human existence since the fall. Somewhere along the course of our journey we’ve fallen, gotten beat up and dirty in the mess of life.

After experiencing such a time, we need to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together. We are like a broken cup, unable to fulfill our purpose.

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In with the good, out with the bad

By Stacy LaMorte

Take time to breathe.  Breathing is an involuntary action, like our hearts beating or our digestion working.  However, we can make it a conscious action when we are about to lose our temper or need to calm down even for a good reason. Read More

Investing in Our Children

By Ty Salvant

A few years ago, I read one downside to life in a large family was a lack of individual attention from parents. I could relate!

Even as homeschoolers who spent a lot of time together, I couldn’t recall spending time with each child separately on a regular basis. Read More

God’s Landscape is a Beautiful Thing

By Gaby Smith

There are moments where I step outside and see the Lord through the trees, the mighty Mississippi River and the faint sound of a guitar at a park. God is truly present in these joyous moments.

My favorite places where I truly feel the Lord’s presence is at the beach. There’s something about the beach that makes me truly go back to the humbleness that is the Lord. I truly feel him showing me his creation. I’m relaxed, calm and at peace.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

By Sarah McDonald

Just recently, my dishwasher broke. As I unloaded dishes (with heated on food) into my sink to rewash with my 1-year-old crying at my leg, let’s just say, I was not a happy camper.

But, as I washed two nights worth of dinner and breakfast dishes for my family of seven after a full day of work, all while trying to get dinner on the table for said family of seven, I had an interesting experience of catharsis. Read More

Gathering strength for the next generation

By Greg Zambrano

So many families struggle to stay together. Families at this current point in time are at their last straw.

Countless children have their future in uncertainty because of marriages that are falling apart.

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Home Altars 

By Kim Roberts

Being Catholic and of Italian descent, I have seen many home altars throughout the years. Some were gloriously appointed, and some simple and understated.

I have to admit when I first got married, I hadn’t given much thought to setting one up. I had crosses all over the house along with religious artwork and family heirlooms. Read More

Serving Others

By Kristy Solis

It is easy for children to serve others, especially when others are kind and grateful.

My husband and I are both part of the service industry; therefore, we try to role model how to serve others in every aspect of our lives. Read More

Natural Ability

By Charla Spalluto Misse

My second-grader was given the assignment of writing a science report on an animal or plant living in a pond habitat.  After going through an extensive list of possibilities, more time consuming than the report itself, my son chose to report on the minnow. Read More